My Approach to Helping
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I attained my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Queensland in Australia. I have been practicing for over 10 years as a Clinical Psychologist, focusing on adolescent and adult mental health. My work involved both public and private mental health services as well as in community and inpatient settings.
For a number of years I have lectured full-time at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in Clinical Psychology. I have also served as Clinical Supervisor for students completing their Masters in Clinical Psychology at NUS.
I firmly believe that people encounter difficulties when issues they are dealing with exceed their available resources to cope. My therapeutic approach focuses on teaching skills, including effective communication, positive parenting, emotional regulation, problem solving, effective ways of thinking, and various other coping skills. In addition, I believe that people are distinct and supporting their journey to emotional health requires an approach that is personalized to their needs.
I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including cognitive bahavioural treatment, mindfulness, and schema, experiential, interpersonal and psychodynamic therapies.
My work with families and individuals covers a broad array of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, adjustment, self-harm, addictions, anger, parenting and relationship problems.
I supervise clinical psychologists in training and provide supervision to numerous other mental health professionals.